Police: Robbers crash car in Lake County, run from troopers

Troopers assisting Winter Garden police in suspect search

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WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - Authorities are searching for the culprits involved in a pawn shop robbery after they crashed their car on US-27 Monday afternoon.

Winter Garden police said two masked gunmen went into the Value Pawn in Winter Garden just before 4 p.m. on Monday, ordered the customers and staff to the ground, smashed glass cases and took jewelry.

The men then got into the a silver van, drove west on State Road 50 and got into a black Dodge Charger. Police pursued the car onto Florida's Turnpike onto US 27 southbound. The car then crash into another vehicle and the occupants ran away.

Florida Highway Patrol is assisting with the search, along with air support aid.

No other information was immediately available.

Check back for more updates on this developing story.

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